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AbbVie Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is kinda limited (in 64 reviews)

  • No work life and balance unless you are working in the office, you will be stuck here on weekends when its needed which can be alot sometimes (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    big company so stable . different sites but will consolidate eventually. resources available to do things and get things done. some people are good

    Cons

    good old boys attitude reigns supreme. no transparency in decision making. decisions are already made then told to the public no input solicited


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Could be great"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    401k match, profit sharing, pension

    Cons

    Rumor of profit sharing being eliminated, no room for growth for non-exempt employees as they would much rather hire someone with no experience than give a non-exempt employee the position, all PDP and rotation programs are setup for recruitment purposes, nothing for current employees looking to grow

    Advice to Management

    Look into developing your lower-level employees. You have a pool of highly qualified, dedicated employees with a wealth of pharma knowledge that are being looked over and will eventually take that knowledge elsewhere.

  3. "Marketing analytics at Abbvie"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Smart, team oriented people. Good compensation and benefits. Excellent training.

    Cons

    Lots of fire drills. Need to look ahead.


  4. "compensation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great place and teams to work with and great benefits

    Cons

    remote work options are limited


  5. "Great company, strives for good culture"

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    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Specialty Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salaries, good work/life balance, strives for good culture and cross divisional collaborations. Great products and fair salaries. Really listen to employees on how to reduce redundancies.

    Cons

    Not much to say other than bonus structure differs within divisions. Company divisions are pretty lean so growth opportunities are available but might need to move geographies.

    Advice to Management

    Have always felt heard by management within my division. Our culture surveys have been helpful. Would appreciate salaries and bonus structures to be the same within all divisions that are the same pay grades and that is not the case. Other than that my experience has been positive.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Technical lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time

    Pros

    Challenging projects with multiple technlogies

    Cons

    The interdepartmental politics can be brutal

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and all experience counts


  7. "In charge of project different monthly reports, annual"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Juan, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary and competitive environment

    Cons

    Management is not there for you if you need a training or someone to guide you understand complex subjects.

    Advice to Management

    Work to make your employers grow.

  8. "Not the worst but not the best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits 18 days vacation starting out and 401K match and unlimited sick days.
    Its a global company and there are quite a few sites across the US.
    Its also a large company with many functional areas.
    Its not a bad place to work at all. The people are pretty nice overall. The facilities and new and upgraded.

    Cons

    Competitive environment and the culture is very old school and kind of going backwards. Its also quite conservative but some people may like that. After the Abbott split the culture was improving but not so much anymore. Also hard to move around within the company. Not every group is flexible about people working from home and its far from the city. Its a huge company so not all the sites or groups are the same.
    I also noticed there aren't many African American or Latinos represented in professional positions outside of finance and HR. I do see some but less and less since the split.

    Advice to Management

    This company isn't a bad company at all but in order to be more competitive it can't go backwards and leaders need to be more open to change.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Nice Place to Work but..."

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    Current Employee - Packaging Line Tech in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Packaging Line Tech in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AbbVie full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Chance to move up the ladder

    Cons

    Management always changes, it's always new and young college students who interned here at some point or just someone who is looking for a promotion to get out and do something else after their 1 yr spot.
    No work life and balance unless you are working in the office, you will be stuck here on weekends when its needed which can be alot sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to the advise your employees give or ask for.. If you take care of them, then we take care of you.
    Stop doing big changes and then picking up your stuff and leaving us to try and make your project work and then someone new comes in and make it even worse..


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Horrible senior management and HR"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AbbVie (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are good

    Cons

    Management are the worst! Many don't have the skill set to lead or foster collaboration on teams. It is a highly political atmosphere...worst I've ever seen and throughout my career I have worked at 5 other pharma companies.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the people who aren't willing to change from the old culture, give management training and treat employees better since they are truly just a number unless you are a favorite.


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